Ranger Training

Ulovane Environmental Training is independently run by Schalk and Candice Pretorius and has been operational on Amakhala Game Reserve since 2005. Their vision is to provide Amakhala Game Reserve and the Eastern Cape Field Guide Industry with top of the range Field Guides.


The Ulovane Mission is to provide exceptional nature, trails, and marine guide training throughout South Africa. At Ulovane, we offer dedicated, professional and career orientated training with the development of the learner as the priority. With almost 20 years experience in the hospitality, field Guiding, and training industry; the Ulovane Team are striving to become the leader in developing the guides of the future. We take a personal interest in each and every student and enjoy sharing our passion and dedication with them.

We have the following courses available:

  • One Year Level 1 Nature, Marine and Back-up Trails Guide Skills Program. (Including 6 Month Work Experience)
  • 6 Month Level 1 Nature, Marine and Back-up Trails Guide Skills Program. (No Work Experience)
  • 4 ½ Month (19 Weeks) Level 1 Nature and Back-up Trails Guide Skills Program
  • 12 Week (84 Days) Level 2 Nature Guide Skills Program
  • 10 Week (70 Days) Level 1 Nature Guide Skills Program
  • 7 Week (49 Days) Back-up Trails Guide Specialization Course
  • 4 Week (28 Days) Marine Guide Specialization Course
  • 21 Day Birding Specialist Course
  • 5 Day Tracking Skills Specialization Course
  • 5 Day Advanced Rifle Handling Specialization Course


The new Ulovane Camp was completed in March 2009; we are very proud of our training facility and believe it is one of the TOP training facilities in South Africa. Our lecture room includes a large work station, desks and chairs as well as two white boards and data projector. We believe that if our students are comfortable and have all they need, it will ENHANCE their learning experience. The accommodation is shared with three students per room; the rooms have en suite bathrooms and are equipped with furniture, electricity and linen. Our stunning rock face rooms have a great view of Amakhala. They are warm in the winter and cool in the summer – a great place for studying. Ulovane campus is GREEN! The idea behind the campus was that it should be long term sustainable and have a minimal impact on the environment.

Let Ulovane Environmental Training assist you in achieving your guiding skills and qualifications in the most spectacular and unmatched experience available. We pride ourselves on offering outstanding courses with great success in creating knowledgeable, enthusiastic and ethical guides who are committed to conservation and who truly want to make a difference.

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Our courses are open to anyone over 18, with a valid driver’s license who have a passion for learning and nature, a person that is serious about a career within the eco-tourism and conservation industries.


Ulovane Environmental Training is an accredited training and assessment provider under the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). Our facilitators have the up to date FGASA, *CATHSSETA and *ETQA qualifications to provide your training needs


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